GIGABYTE B360M D3H MICROATX $76
With a good processor, you need a good mobo. We’ve sprung a little extra cash into this purchase, but in the long run, it’s very much worth it. Gigabyte’s B360M D3H is a microATX fun house of future connectivity. You’ve got multiple SATA ports, support for onboard USB 3.0 and 2.0, four PWM fan headers, support for all of the Coffee Lake series of processors (from our lowly Pentium all the way up to the Intel Core i78086K), and, more importantly for us, support for an M.2 PCIe SSD, which will be a massive boon if you do fancy chunking out for some beefier storage later down the line.
Unlike most systems out there, ours does have a fairly accessible and easy upgrade path, for those looking to get more out of their rig later down the line. It would be easy to throw in a Core i5, a beefier GPU, and a more advanced storage solution without breaking the bank. And on top of that, your mobo won’t look out of place, either.